Communications Director Job at Justice in Motion, Brooklyn, NY

  • Justice in Motion
  • Brooklyn, NY

Job Description

Justice in Motion , a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the rights of migrants across borders, seeks nominations and applications for a  bilingual, English/Spanish Communications Director .

In the face of overwhelming legal and practical barriers, many migrants who have suffered exploitation or abuse at the hands of employers or government officials give up their rights after leaving the United States. Other migrants who flee abuse, violence, and persecution are unable to remain in safety due to lack of evidence to support their claims. These migrants need “portable justice” — the right and ability to access justice across borders. Justice in Motion is dedicated to ensuring portable justice through legal, educational, and policy initiatives in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Essential to this transnational model is our Defender Network, a unique partnership of on-the-ground human rights organizations in Mexico and Central America. Justice in Motion makes sure that wherever migrants go, their rights will follow.

The past several years has brought tremendous growth for Justice in Motion, and a great deal of media attention. To position Justice in Motion to be proactive and strategic about opportunities to build our profile, we are seeking a Communications Director to build out the function in the coming years. The Communications Director will be the strategic leader of communications, marketing, and public relations, serving as a truly cross-functional partner to meet the needs of each team as well as the larger organizational goals. Initially, the Communications Director will handle much of the day-to-day communications work, as well as strengthening systems and processes to manage the work efficiently, before growing the team.

This is a full-time exempt position, reporting to the Finance & Admin Director and working in partnership with Senior Leadership to execute the organization’s vision. Justice in Motion is a remote organization, and this position can be based anywhere in the U.S., with work hours aligned with the Eastern Time Zone. This position will require occasional travel within the U.S.; potential opportunity for international travel.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

Policy Awareness and Organizational Voice

  • Facilitate conversations with the Policy department to amplify Justice in Motion’s work and position on matters relating to policy both domestically in the United States and the international regions where we work.
  • Working in close partnership with with the Executive Director, develop a unique Executive Director voice, to create more opportunities for Justice in Motion’s message to be disseminated across multiple audiences
  • Work to harmonize the programmatic goals of the organization by working closely with Leadership to create consistent messaging and brand awareness
  • Work closely with the team and the Defender Networkto create opportunities to speak with media, and prepare representatives all while equipping the teams with consistent messaging.

Organizational Communications 

  • Serve as the lead writer for all print and digital communications, collateral materials, and media communications. This includes Justice in Motion’s website, social media content, newsletters, etc.
  • Manage our social media profiles (e.g. twitter, FB, LinkedIn, Instagram ) and ensure that brand integrity is maintained and refined across all platforms
  • Develop effective messaging across all media channels

Internal Collaboration: 

  • Properly assess program needs in collaboration with Program Directors and our Executive Director on overall vision and strategy.
  • Lead the development and implementation of media and PR strategies, coordinating efforts across each distinct team for maximum impact and engagement
  • Support the design and creation of specific collateral materials for distinct Programmatic audiences

Administration and Management

  • Supervise a Communications support staffer and oversee team growth and development
  • Develop and manage team budget, identifying tools to support team activities
  • Serve on the Management Team and participate actively in organizational strategy, planning, and decision-making
  • Contribute to and participate in cross-functional activities and events

Justice in Motion provides a comprehensive benefits package, including: 100% employer-paid healthcare for individual employees plus partial family coverage; 2% 401k annual contribution, work-from-home and home office setup stipends; our office is closed 12/24-1/1 plus 5 other paid holidays and 2 floating holidays per year. Additional PTO includes 12 days paid vacation in the first year, 12 sick days, and 5 personal days. A fully paid sabbatical is offered after 7 years of service.

Job Tags

Remote job, Holiday work, Full time, Work from home, Home office,

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